Hall of Famers Alcott, Bradley, Carner, King, Sheehan Confirmed for the Legends Tour Open Championship at Innisbrook
LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, JoAnne Carner, Betsy King and Patty Sheehan will headline the Legends Tour Open Championship November 20-22, 2009. In addition to the five Hall of Famers, 34 other LPGA Superstars such as Rosie Jones, Nancy Scranton and Jan Stephenson are confirmed to tee it up on Innisbrook Resort and Club’s Island Course to compete for a $300,000 purse in The Legends Tour’s first major.
On the LPGA Tour, Alcott, Bradley, Carner, King and Sheehan combined for a total of over 175 wins, including more than 25 major championship victories. In addition, Patty Sheehan has won three times on The Legends Tour while Pat Bradley has carded one Legends title.
Playing spots in the Legends Tour Open Championship Pro-Am are still available. For information about this unforgettable opportunity play with the LPGA Legends, please contact Megan Gardner at 617-206-9757.
Tournament grounds passes are available online at www.rutheckerdhall.com, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, open Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm at 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, FL. Advance tournament tickets are not required and donations may also be made at the gate during the event. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will benefit the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall which provides lifelong learning opportunities through accessibility, exploration, discovery and mastery of the arts.
For more information about the Legends Tour Open Championship, visit www.legendstouropen.com. For more information about Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, visit www.innisbrookgolfresort.com or call (727) 942-2000.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the Official Legends Tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has over 100 members, including nine LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 600 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 55 major championships. In its seven seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $6 million in prize money and donated more than $7.25 million to charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.
About Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club – a Salamander Hospitality resort
Situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills and 70 acres of lakes in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is located just 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Recently and completely renovated, Innisbrook features 72 holes of championship golf, 608 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, the new full-service Indaba Spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 65,000 square feet of meeting space. Innisbrook is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and Preferred Golf Club programs. For additional information call 727.942.2000 or visit www.innisbrookgolfresort.com.
About The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall
The purpose of the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute is to provide lifelong learning opportunities which provide accessibility, exploration, discovery and mastery of the arts. The institution encompasses three distinct arts education divisions; producing, presenting and instruction. Each division goes far beyond the walls of the Hoffman Institute into schools, community centers, hospitals, specialty residencies and other arts centers throughout Pinellas County, the State of Florida and the east coast of the United States of America. Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is known for its 2,180-seat, acoustically perfect auditorium. Artists from America and around the world, ranging from classical, rock, opera, Broadway, jazz, pop and more are included in the stellar lineup of more than 200 performances a year. Ruth Eckerd Hall is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 performing arts centers in the country. Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Ruth Eckerd Hall Foundation are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations. For details, visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.